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Crystallography related meetings in the crystallography community. If you wish to place your meeting on the Hampton Research website, submit the details to tech@hrmail.com.


LINXS Event: 2nd Symposium - Integrative Structural Biology


October 9 - October 11, 2019
Tegnérsplatsen 6 223 50 Lund Sweden

Development in the area of structural biology methods combined with new computational possibilities has highlighted the importance of combining different methods in order to maximize the output.  With the rapid progress and improvements in the fields of macromolecular crystallography, Cryo-EM, small angle scattering, electron diffraction and use of XFELs, the LINXS theme INTEGRATIVE STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY is formed to advance cutting-edge research and to encourage new users to utilize integrative structure biology to address key scientific questions.


6th International Symposium on Diffraction Structural Biology 2019


October 17 - October 20, 2019
Osaka University Hall in Osaka University Japan

You are invited to the 6th International Symposium on Diffraction Structural Biology which will take place at the University of Osaka in Japan

(ISDSB2019) is an international symposium organized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, University-Industry Research Cooperative Research Committee, 169th Committee on Structural Biology using Diffraction Techniques. This symposium is positioned as an interface between academic researchers and industry researchers, as well as an interface between diffraction techniques and other related techniques in the field of structural biology. Symposium topics will include Macromolecular crystallography, CryoEM, software and databases, and drug discovery, registration and abstract submission for the symposium is now open and costs 25,000 Japanese yen for academics.

Contact:   Atsushi Nakagawa (Osaka University)    Email:     isdsb2019@gmail.com


The 77th Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference


October 24 - October 26, 2019
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

You’re invited to the 77th Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (near Knoxville). The conference will take place over three days and feature sessions focused on all areas of diffraction, from powders to protein crystals. Topics will include neutron, X-ray, and electron diffraction, total scattering, magnetic scattering, and small angle scattering. The registration fee for the conference is $100 which includes lunch on October 25th and 26th and dinner on October 25th. Abstract submission is free.


Practical Course - Practical Integrative Structure Biology


November 3 - November 9, 2019
EMBL Hamburg and Centre for Structural Systems Biology, Germany

Application of integrative structural biology requires an in-depth understanding of both different experimental approaches and computational modeling. To provide advanced training in such a highly interdisciplinary skill set, this EMBO Practical Course will teach how to interpret data from major structural biology techniques and how to integrate this data using computational methods. The course location at the Hamburg Unit of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the Center for Structural Systems Biology on the DESY campus will provide on-site synchrotron SAXS and MX beamlines for training. Hands-on practicals will use a well-studied model system, for which data from all main structural biology techniques are available. The participants will learn both how to collect at on-site structural biology facilities, how to analyze these data and how to subsequently build integrative models using major software packages developed by invited speakers. A guided visit to the European XFEL site is also included into the program, in part to trigger discussions on future integrative structural biology approaches.


27th Protein Structure Determination in Industry (PSDI)


November 3 - November 5, 2019
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK

On behalf of PSDI and its Executive Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 27th Protein Structure Determination in Industry meeting which will be held at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK. Workshops will take place on Sunday the 3rd of November, followed by a welcome reception. Scientific sessions and exhibition will be held on Monday the 4th and Tuesday the 5th of November, with a conference dinner in central Cambridge on the 4th.

Scientific talks will cluster around the following major themes:

  • structure and biophysics based drug design stories
  • cryoEM in a pharmaceutical setting
  • popular biophysics techniques, eg. HDX-MS
  • popular drug discovery trends, eg. degraders


Advanced Diffraction Techniques for Biology 2019


November 19 - November 22, 2019
Grenoble (EPN Campus), France

It is our pleasure to announce the second edition of the workshop on Advanced Diffraction Techniques for Biology (ADTB) in the EPN campus at Grenoble, France, from 19 to 22 November 2019.

The course will cover X-rays, neutrons and electrons diffraction by crystals of biological macromolecules. Various techniques will be investigated:

- Macromolecular crystal growth
- In situ (in plate) X-ray diffraction
- Serial X-ray crystallography
- Time resolved X-ray crystallography
- Neutron diffraction
- Electron diffraction of nano-crystals

with the aim of solving de novo structures, searching ligands, elucidating reaction mechanisms...

This 4-day course will combine theoretical lectures and practicals on the EPN instruments. It is dedicated to researchers (advanced PhD, PostDoc, Scientist) interested in macromolecular structural studies at atomic resolution using crystallographic approaches.

The course will take place from November 19 to November 22, 2019 at the EPN campus, Grenoble, France. To apply, please, send a short CV (1 page max.) and a motivation letter to marta.elzo-aizarna@ibs.fr before September 30, 2019.

The registration is free and includes accommodation and meals during the workshop. Participants will have to pay for their travel expenses and for accommodation and meals if they extend their stay in Grenoble. Selected applicants will be notified by e-mail by October 15, 2019. More details about the workshop can be found on the dedicated web site: http://workshops.ibs.fr/adtb-2019

ADTB-2019 is funded by:

IBS, CBS, EMBL, ESRF, ILL, FRISBI, AFC, UGA, Grenoble INP, CEA, CNRS


Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics


December 9 - December 13, 2019
San Diego, California, USA

The number one antibody engineering conference for accelerating next generation antibodies to commercial success. Find the latest science, technology and partners in antibody engineering, immunobiology and next generation binders.


Understanding Biology through Structure


March 16 - March 20, 2020
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, Santa Fe NM

This symposium, designed to bring together junior and senior scientists, will feature recent advances in structural biology including technology development, protein-nucleic acid complexes, viral pathogenesis and vaccine design, cell signaling, design and discovery of drugs, and structure, dynamics, and function of membrane proteins.

Keynote speakers are Ilme Schlichting, David Stuart, Erica Ollmann Saphire,Robert Stroud, Suzanne Scarlata, David Eisenberg, Wayne Hendrickson, Yvonne Jones, Eva Nogales, and Tom Blundell.

Speakers at the symposium will be encouraged to present sufficient background and experimental detail so that students can understand the significance, promise, and limitations of their work. Each talk will have a full 10 minutes of discussion (15 minutes for Keynote talks). Moderators for each session will help include students and postdocs in the discussion. Students and postdocs will have many opportunities to talk with more senior researchers at conference breaks, meals, receptions and poster sessions.

The symposium will include a poster session with up to 80 presenters. Registered student and postdoc poster presenters can apply for travel awards covering hotel and registration which will be awarded based on the applicant\'s publication record and abstract.  Successful applicants will be notified on a rolling basis about a month after they register for the conference.

After the main conference there will be an optional Phenix workshop with lectures and hands-on sessions on using Phenix for crystallography and cryo-EM.


11th International Workshop on Radiation Damage to Biological Samples


March 25 - March 27, 2020
PSI, Switzerland

The Workshop will address essential questions and challenges of radiation damage to biological samples during their examination with ionizing radiation. The workshop will cover various X-ray and electron scattering techniques, from crystallography to imaging, and offers ample opportunities for information exchange and discussion among researchers from around the globe.


International School of Crystallography - Erice 2020


May 29 - June 6, 2020
Erice, Sicily, Italy

STRUCTURAL DRUG DESIGN 2020: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND COMPUTERS

Erice 29 May - 6 June 2020

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

The past several years have produced transformations both in the long term management of chronic diseases and in the treatment of illnesses that previously seemed intractable. Nevertheless, understanding and managing human health remains one of the most challenging aspects of our society. One fundamental problem is the lack of a full comprehension of the underlying biology of healthy and diseased states. While structural information is still applied at different stages of the drug design process, especially during drug optimization, the focus has now decisively moved earlier, to providing tools for the understanding of the disease biology. This has resulted in traditional structural biology techniques being thoroughly integrated with other disciplines, including biophysics, informatics, biology and chemistry. Because of the continuously evolving experimental and computational techniques, the success of the entire process depends on proper management of the increasing complexity, diversity and volume of data generated. The purpose of the course is to provide the students with: a) an overview of the current structural and biophysical techniques used in the field; b) the use of informatics tools in drug discovery; c) the evolving role of chemistry in drug design and biology understanding; and d) an introduction to biologics and their applications.  Several case studies will be presented to highlight the different topics. Hands-on workshops and tutorials will complement the lectures.